Close to 90 international flights at the KL International Airport (KLIA) were delayed after a bomb was found at the KLIA II construction site.

It started on Monday night, when a rusty object fell off a lorry which was carrying excavated soil out of the area. This "object" turned out to be a 226.7kg explosive and was the size of a cooking gas cylinder. Its appearance led authorities to believe that the bomb had probably been deposited there during the World War 2 era.

As a precaution, all the airlines were notified accordingly so that they could advise their passengers on the reschedules. The bomb was later scheduled to be detonated on the site at 3.20pm. Both runways resumed normal operations shortly after.

via NST